What's New in National Public Transit

Keep up to date with the Federal Transit Administration's new grant opportunities, pilot projects and funding priorities. 

Check out the latest news on the American Public Transit Association's press releases. 

Wisconsin Rural Transit NEWS

Do you have something newsworthy happening at your agency? Have you implemented new technology? Improved efficiency? Established new partnerships or funding opportunities? Tell us about it! Fill out a contact us form, include "NEWS" in your message, and we'll tell the world about your accomplishments! 

 

Wisconsin Public Transportation Association (WIPTA) has an excellent news site. Stay up to date on Wisconsin Transit happenings! 

BED BUGS and MRSA in Public Transit

Unfortunately, bed bugs are a common occurrence for public transit.  Julie Schafer, with RLS & Associates, Inc., has extensive experience on this topic and gave an enlightening presentation on measures public transit systems can use to responsibly address it to protect public transit drivers and the riding public. Here is a poster you can download and put up for drivers/dispatch staff to use. If you want more details, check out her entire presentation which can be found at the bottom of the  Indiana RTAP website resources page,  click on "2015 Annual Meeting Presentations". 

 

MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a potentially dangerous type of staph bacteria. Staph is commonly carried on the skin or in the nose of healthy people and can sometimes cause infection. MRSA isn't always deadly, but it's surprisingly easy to come in contact with the antibiotic- resistant bacteria. This poster created by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health gives a good overview of MRSA in the workplace. Post so drivers can see and take proper precautions to stay healthy.